James N. Gray
North American Missing Persons Network
James N. Gray

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Above Images: Gray, circa 2007

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 28, 2007 from San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 12, 1944
  • Age: 63
  • Height: 6'2"-6'3"
  • Weight: 190-195 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown/Gray
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on upper left chest,
    thick eyebrows. Large framed glasses. Medium complexion. White beard.
  • Clothing: Possibly wearing a blue or white shirt, cream
    colored crewneck sweater, black rain jacket, blue jeans.
  • Jewelry: Large mosiac turquoise or black coral stones in
    silver setting ring.
  • AKA: Jim
  • Case Number: 070104400
  • NCIC Number: M-316360321

  • Details of Disappearance
    James was last seen at approximately 7:00am sailing from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA to the Farallon Islands 25 miles west of San Francisco. He last had phone contact with a family member at approximately 10:30am.

    His boat is also missing and is described as a 40ft C&C Sailboat with a red hull, black mast, white stripes on side, sail #31869 and the name "Tenacious" on the side and back.

    Jim Gray, a Microsoft Corp. computer scientist, has officially been declared dead. Microsoft opened the Jim Gray Systems Lab in Madison, Wis., with the University of Wisconsin a few years ago in honor of Gray, a pioneer of the database industry.

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    Above Images: His boat

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Francisco Police Department
    (415) 558-5500
    (415) 558-5508

    Source Information
    California Department of Justice